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George Washington University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1821
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 10,813
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,156,256,000
Admissions Address

2121 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: January 10
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kathryn M. Napper
Admissions office telephone: (202) 994-6040
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 10
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://gwired.gwu.edu/adm/apply/index.html Tuition deposit: $800 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 4
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 2 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 38%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 60%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 36%
Total applicants: 19,426
Total acceptances: 7,342
Total freshman enrollment: 2,458
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 38%
Male applicants: 8,124
Male acceptances: 3,398
Male freshman enrollment: 1,102
Female applicants: 11,302
Female acceptances: 3,944
Female freshman enrollment: 1,356
Out-of-state freshmen: 99%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 2,082
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 634
Students enrolled from waiting list: 97

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 65%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 92%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 590 – 690
Math: 600 – 690
Combined: 1190 – 1380

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 21.8% 22.0%
600-699 52.3% 53.3%
500-599 22.3% 22.3%
400-499 3.5% 2.4%
300-399 0.3% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 18%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 26 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 27.6% N/A N/A
24-29 63.2% N/A N/A
18-23 8.7% N/A N/A
12-17 0.2% N/A N/A
6-11 0.2% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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